Webinar: How digital solutions to cardiac rehabilitation are transforming patient outcomes

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Venue: Online
Date: 08 June 2021 12:30pm to 08 June 2021 01:30pm

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to bring you the next webinar in our webinar series on 'How digital solutions to cardiac rehabilitation are transforming patient outcomes'.

Tasmania is leading the way in digital health, introducing a new virtual model for cardiac rehabilitation that is improving access to care and ultimately patient outcomes. Key to the new model is that it enables patients a greater choice on how to complete essential rehabilitation, which is proven to improve participation, completion and engagement in care. The new model delivered in collaboration with digital health provider Cardihab, Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania and the Tasmanian Department of Health has seen digital cardiac rehabilitation services introduced in public hospitals and communities across the state. This menu-¬based approach is improving access to critical cardiac rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from cardiac events and living with heart disease in Tasmania, particularly those in regional and remote areas.

In this webinar, Director of Cardiology at Royal Hobart Hospital Dr Paul MacIntyre, Cardihab CEO Helen Souris and Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania CEO John Kirwan explain how this digital approach to cardiac rehabilitation is increasing patient care delivery options and enabling clinical professionals to deliver guideline care standards and services efficiently.

Dr Paul MacIntyre MBChB, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP(UK), FRACP, Medical Director of the Acute Medical Services Stream, Royal Hobart Hospital

Paul is the Medical Director of the Acute Medical Services Stream and a member of the Royal Hobart Hospital Executive Committee. He graduated from Glasgow University, Scotland in 1987. He completed specialist training in Glasgow and was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in 1996. In 2007, he received a merit award for achievements in Cardiology in Scotland and his broader contribution to the National Health Service. His clinical interests are in general cardiology, pacemakers, heart failure, device therapy and cardiac rehabilitation. He was previously Director of Cardiology at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He was instrumental in the development of clinical services in including Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Failure.

Helen Souris, Chief Executive Officer, Cardihab

Helen has over 20 years of experience in market-leading global organisations and Australian start-ups including ACNeilsen, Red Sheriff, AstraZeneca and OneFourNine with portfolios that include pharmaceuticals, MedTech, Biotech, digital clinical tools and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). She has a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and computer science and she is passionate about leveraging the capabilities of technology to deliver insights in healthcare that improve outcomes for patients and clinicians. She is a strong advocate for evidence-based digital health innovations and supporting the growth of the Australian digital health ecosystem.

John Kirwan, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania

John has more than 40 years’ expertise in human resources, industrial relations and operational health experience in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. John was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Health Organisation where he managed and administered acute, District Hospitals and Community Health Services in Northern Tasmania and oversaw the final stages of a capital works rebuilding program at Launceston General Hospital. He is the inaugural Chief Executive Officer at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania, having served the RFDST in senior positions for more than six years. The RFDS has been at the forefront of telehealth for almost 100 years ago. Under John’s leadership, this has expanded with RFDST’s partnership with Cardihab, building on RFDS’s own successful community-based rehabilitation program.

This webinar is FREE for AHHA members. To get your discount code email communications@ahha.asn.au